Hair Resolutions 2013
15 January 2013
I'm not huge on New Year's resolutions, I will admit. Not because I can't achieve them, but because I don't think we should wait till the turn of a new year to do something new or make a change. However, I'm making a few 'hair resolutions' for this 2013 in a bid to keep my locks long and luscious (check out the alliteration overload!) The photo above is of me in December, on the day my boyfriend returned home from his deployment, and yes look at my little dog Max with his personalised Royal Navy knitted jumper (looking rather stunned and excited that his daddy had returned after 6 months!) ;) I'd just been rained on and my hair wasn't happy to say the least, complete with blurry eyes and a cheesy grin..what a great day it was! So without further ado, here are my Hair Resolutions for 2013.
001: Try not wash my hair so much - I know, I know, I knowww it's not good for your hair and natural oils etc, but I've always been a bit of a hair wash freak and my hair is always freshly washed every day. I'm trying to lower it to every other day at the moment, but I've already achieved a 3 day stint whilst using trusty dry shampoo to aid this. Any tips for how to continue with this is greatly appreciated, as I think this is my biggest challenge!
002: Always make an effort, even for work - It's easy to do isn't it ladies; you wake up, deal with the 'hair situation' in front of you whilst applying make up, watching Daybreak and eating Oat So Simple all at the same time. My hair is one of my pride and joys, and even I get lazy in the mornings and just cram it into a ponytail or a bun. Well that is going to change. Every day, I'm going to make my hair look presentable and spend some time on it..even if I'm only popping out to Tesco. When my hair is looking good, I always feel better about myself so it would be silly not to really.
003: Try some new styles - It's easy to get stuck in a pattern with your hair and do your same styles over and over again, and I'm a key offender of this. Changing a style doesn't mean drastic changes like cuts and colours though. I'm meaning trying a new updo, or just genuinely sitting down one Sunday afternoon with a cup of tea and experimenting in front of the mirror. It's refreshing and inspiring.
004: Love thy Tangle Teezer as you would your hair - Just like cleaning makeup brushes, hair brushes have to be cleaned too or you get a build up of hair follicles, grease, old hair and other nasties. I'm usually good at cleaning my hair brushes but I can sometimes get a bit lax, so I'm incorporating my hair brush washing into my Sunday evening pamper routine. This way, it's always done and my Tangle Teezer is always raring to achieve its best.
005: Eau natural can be 'eau so nice' - Step away from the hairdryer, GHD's, Enrapture Jumbo Waver etc ladies..it's time to give the tresses a break. Think of the stress the hair is under when you're using heat, so when I know I'm not necessarily going out on a Saturday or Sunday, I'm going to let my hair dry naturally, use some styling serum and let it do it's thing.
006: Colour TLC: - My hair has been changing colour since I was 12, yes 12..always professionally but my hair has still been through some rough seas. I've been blonde now for 7 years and it takes some serious maintenance, so I'm going to make sure it gets the TLC it deserves. Maybe this will be splashing out a little bit on a deep conditioning treatment at my hairdressers, or it may be having a long bath with my fav Aussie 3 Minute Miracle conditioner and leaving it on for 30 mins. My locks deserve it.
Our hair is battered and bruised daily from weather, to brushing, to vigorous washing, to colouring and styling. I'm determined to look after my hair even more than before this 2013.
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